FREE SPEECH ZONE | Why does the train leave the avenue?


Why is the planned Central Corridor LRT route,  from 29th Avenue to the TCF Bank Stadium , on the existing transit right-of-way, while the route east of 29th Avenue,  heading  toward St. Paul,  is in the middle of University Avenue?

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It appears to involve some kind of deal between the University of Minnesota and MNDOT/Met Council, the agency responsible for acquiring the right-of-way for the planned Central Corridor project.

According to Bob Baker, the U’s parking czar, the entire transitway, from the football stadium to the fairgrounds, was purchased from the railroad for $20 million.  What is the University getting for the few blocks between 29th Avenue and the TCF Bank Stadium?  Some new roads to feed the U’s big Parking business?